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Monday, Dec. 29, 1930

We washed this morning & ironed & patched.  Papa was over at Ed Meng’s this morning to see if they had a hog rack, but he didn’t have any, so Papa went up to Eichenseer & got one there & then he loaded our hog & went out to Oscar Birkners.  This afternoon he went up in the woods.  Bertille got the mail this evening.  We got a doll sent for 3 coupons of Elgin Butter it is ready to cut out & stuffed & sewed shut & then ready to play with.


Monday, Dec. 8, 1930

Today is Church Holiday.  We all went to first mass this morning & then came home & ate breakfast & dinner.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil were all here, after that Oscar Birkner’s family came to get the wash stand.  Emil was here to see about butchering.  Henry & family went to Waterloo today.  We all went in to Belleville, Aunt Mary took some eggs along in & sold 3 doz. for .35¢.  We bought some toys for the kids Christmas presents.  The Hecker people were all mostly presented in there.  Ike Napiers moved today from the Knapp place to Ed. Meng’s again, Sensel & Pannebecker Blackburn moved him back, he was only up there about 3 months.  Adam Eckert’s birthday is today.


Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1930

We washed & hung it in the basement this morning.  Papa went to Waterloo to get his watch & get the Whippet fixed.  We fried down a quart of shoulder meat this morning.  Today is Frances Schilling’s birthday, she is 24 years old.  We took the screens off this afternoon.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, they brought us a liver & blood sausage along up.  Henry & Emil were also here.  Henry sold his boar pig to Ed Meng it weighted 174 lbs. & at .9¢ a lb.  Eggs are .33¢ at the store.


Monday, December 1, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville again today with the eggs.  Last week they took Mrs. Owen Fahey & Mrs. Rose Crook to the hospital in Red Bud.  Mrs. Fahey is to get operated on appendix & Mrs. Albert Crook has heart & kidney trouble.  There was no funeral in the Hecker Catholic Church during 1930 church year.  There was a man here at noon and wanted to sell some rugs & 3 fur coats, but you had to make your price on them, we didn’t take any it looked kind of suspicious, like it might of been stolen goods, the man was from California, and has intended to go to Canada & Montreal.  There were 2 men in the car.  Papa & Rosalia sold 18 doz. eggs for .40¢ a doz. to some customers in Belleville.  Ed Meng was over a little while & took a look at our hogs.  He wanted to know if Henry still had his for sale, so Bertille called out to Henry’s & found out.  Papa went over to Meng’s & told him & also took his post hole digger back again.  The paper says 20 above zero tonight.


Sunday, Nov. 2, 1930

Today is Harold Hellmer’s birthday.  Henry & family were here for dinner today.  After dinner we played ball.  It is such a nice day.  Charles Schilling & Odillo Eichenseer was riding around this afternoon they went down as far as Meng’s road and turned around & he missed the culpert with one wheel and it went down, Odillo got the truck and pulled him out.  At 2 o’clock was church, so we went to church & after church to the cemetery.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the cemetery first then they came up here, then to church, then to Mrs. Threfall’s shooting match.  We had company from St. Louis, they first was at the house, but we weren’t at home, so they came up to church & then they went along to the cemetery & then they came back up to Hecker again & had lunch with us.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again afterwards from the shooting match.  There was nobody there.  The people from St. Louis were Mr. & Mrs. Sig. Dudenhoeffer, and friends Mrs. Karmer and son Harry & Jake Becherle from Germany, he is just over 4 months now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here and then they went to Willie Birkner’s it was their wedding anniversary.  Tonight Harry Kammler has a dance again.  People Jane Orchestra playing.  Bill Matzenbacher, Ed. Wittenaurs, Mrs. Threfall all had shooting matches this afternoon.


Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1930

Ed. Meng & Johnny Wertz was here this morning & got the lime dust spreader.  Today a year ago our curtain was put up and our linoleums laid.  The weather is awful gloomy.  It is raining a little now.  There is no devotion tonight on account of the weather.


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1930

We canned beets & sauerkraut today.  Leona & the kids were up this afternoon, but they didn’t get off of the machine, she came up to get some things from the store.  It is nice & warm again this afternoon.  Ed Meng was over tonight and wanted to know if he could get the lime dust spreader tomorrow.  In Belleville everybody is donating for the jobless.


Monday, Sept. 29, 1930

Papa went over to Ed Meng’s to get the grass mower this morning, he is going to cut the grass on the north side of the house.  Rosalia & Bertille washed today.  Papa is hauling wood this afternoon.  Rosalia got the mail & took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .24¢ a doz.


Sunday, Sept. 28, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all up for church this morning & went back home again.  Ed Meng was over a little while this evening.  There sure were a lot of cars passed here today.


Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s to help cook apple butter, she got 10 gallons.  Mrs. Geodelle was also out, we cook a kettle full of soap, and washed this afternoon & scrubbed the rooms & porches for Leona.  We had lunch & dinner out there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  We found 19 eggs.  Egges are .20¢ a doz.  I seen in the paper that $500,000 as fire sweeps Quality & Oakland Foundries at Belleville yesterday.  Papa is discing the chicken yards.  Henry Meng was over watching Papa disc a little while.


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